cortisol

Definitions of cortisol
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n an adrenal-cortex hormone (trade names Hydrocortone or Cortef) that is active in carbohydrate and protein metabolism

Synonyms:
Cortef, Hydrocortone, hydrocortisone
Type of:
adrenal cortical steroid, corticoid, corticosteroid
a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal cortex or synthesized; administered as drugs they reduce swelling and decrease the body's immune response

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